We are a group of language teachers, researchers, teacher trainers and designers from the UK, Italy, Canada and Germany. We create affordable and high-quality teacher training materials and opportunities for language teachers around the world. All of our materials are created together and independently: we receive no external funding and we work in solidarity with teachers. Consequently, we believe professional development for English teachers should be:
Chiara is a researcher in Language Education at the University of Leeds, UK, where she is conducting research projects on the teaching of listening in Italian secondary schools and on ESOL and forced migrants in UK universities. Chiara is also an English Language lecturer at the University of Milan and a consultant at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya.
Chiara has taught English in the UK, Spain and Italy. She has a BA in Interpreting and Translation, an MA TESOL and Translation, Cambridge DELTA 1 and has recently completed her PhD in Language Education. She has published research and presented at international conferences on language teaching methodology. Further, she has developed teacher training materials for Oxford University Press Italia, and she is a resident writer for English Teaching Professional. Find out more about Chiara via her website.
Sylvia is a Teaching Fellow in English at the University of Bologna and an Examiner. Growing up bilingual between the UK and Italy, Sylvia has always pursued her passion for languages: she studied Modern Foreign Languages and Literature at the Catholic University of Milan and completed her MA in TESOL and Translation Studies at Aston University in Birmingham. She obtained her Cambridge DELTA in 2021.
She has taught English in a wide range of educational contexts in Spain, Italy and UK with a focus on exam preparation, ESP and Academic English. She has also been Course Director in Cambridge and has taught online to refugees and displaced people for several years. She is interested in English as a Foreign Language and especially in Communicative Language Teaching. Find out more about her on this page.
A native of Toronto, Canada, Andrew is a teacher, writer, and entrepreneur. He is Co-Director of English language startup Learn YOUR English. Andrew has been a language teacher since 2010, working both in Canada and abroad. He has
taught a range of student and teacher training courses, and his current interests include English for Academic Purposes. More recently, he has been teaching EAP at College and Universities in Canada since 2015. He has a passion for teacher education, development, and working with teachers to ensure they not only receive the support they require, but that they are also provided the tools to take control of their own self-directed development.
Andrew also contributes to and produces podcasts. He currently produces two podcasts: the Learn YOUR English podcast, and Incomplete Past. He is also
the co-host of Corey & Woody IsoCast.
Annalisa leverages her academic background in Modern Foreign Languages and her professional training as an animator and a graphic designer to create instructional materials. She is based in Germany, where she works with like-minded language teachers and researchers to produce effective materials.
Rachel is a CELTA and DELTA qualified teacher, a certified trainer (Cambridge Train the Trainer) and is currently taking the Trainer Development course on the NILE MAPDLE (MA in Professional development for Language Education).
Rachel is also an IATEFL PronSIG Committee member, the author of The TEFL Zone. and has contributed articles to EFL Magazine, IATEFL Voices and Gallery Teachers Blog. She is based on Spain.
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